Castanea dentata - American chestnut


Castanea dentata (the American chestnut tree) is a U.S. Northeast native that grows in full sun and is a major food source for several native fauna. Unfortunately it is endangered now due to the chestnut blight.

Common Name: American chestnut  
Type: Tree
Family: Fagaceae
Native Range: Eastern United States
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 50.00 to 75.00 feet
Spread: 50.00 to 75.00 feet
Bloom Time: June
Bloom Description: Yellow-white
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: High
Flower: Insignificant
Fruit: Showy, Edible
Tolerate: Deer, Black Walnut

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